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Summer Institute is now virtual! What that means for you:
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Choose from more than 20 workshops in every area of private school administration to develop new skills, gain confidence in your position, and lead with clarity in 2020 and beyond. Whether you're new to private-independent schools, taking on a fresh position, or looking to master an advanced skill, immerse yourself in the latest research and leading methods at Summer Institute.

We're all in this together. Our professional development events offer guidance, support, and insight to help you lead from a position of strength during this unprecedented time. Let's work together to ensure you're equipped to enter the 2020–21 school year with the research and strategies you need to take on any challenge.

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Attend any Summer Institute workshop with a $250 deposit paid by June 1, 2020. The remaining balance for your workshop is due by December 31, 2020. Email clientsuccess@isminc.com to get started.

How Summer Institute Works

Unlike typical conferences, Summer Institute is a series of 20+ workshops. Most classes are capped at 24 participants, ensuring small class sizes where participants can ask questions, engage one-on-one with the instructor, and truly connect with their classmates.

Summer Institute features training for administrators and faculty leaders at every level, scheduled to optimize networking for like-minded professionals. Classes are created to best suit those who are new to their position, experienced in their role, or are looking for a deeper perspective on a specific topic.

The Confidence You Need to Succeed

Starting a new position or mastering a new skill can be overwhelming. Gain the confidence to perform your job efficiently, backed by over 40 years of institutional knowledge, research, and insight. With a 100% satisfaction guarantee, you can't go wrong. Join hundreds of private school professionals from around the world!

Team savings have been expanded for our summer workshops! Would more than one of your school leaders like to attend Summer Institute? After your school registers your first workshop participant at the General price, all other attendees qualify for Second Person Pricing for any workshop. Call to register: 302-656-4944.

 

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Tangible Resources

Become immersed in core ISM theory throughout your workshop—and learn how to convert that theory to practical application through extensive examples, interactive exercises, and group discussion. Leave with workshop materials and information that can be referenced long after the event concludes, helping you improve your strategies when you're back in your office. 

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Practical Strategies

Work alongside experienced ISM consultants and private-independent school leaders to formulate practical strategies that you can implement immediately upon your return to campus. Our leaders help you take an objective look at your current operations, form goals, and make plans that will strengthen your school and benefit your students.

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Networking

One of the best perks of ISM's workshops! Get to know private-independent school peers from around the world and build relationships that will last for years to come. Meal times and social hours allow for extended opportunities where you can meet fellow attendees and strengthen your professional network, empowering you through lasting connections.

 

 

Experience the ISM difference with a research-driven, hands-on workshop designed to help you lead with clarity in 2020 and beyond.

 

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Mastering Enrollment Management

Date(s): 6/22/2020 — 6/25/2020 Status: Open Credits: 30 IACP

Unveil the root causes for declining enrollment at your private-independent school. Join us and learn how to collect and use data to determine the nature of the decline—and to pinpoint specific strategies to address the contributing factors. You'll also learn to anticipate what might be NEW enrollment management challenges in the wake of COVID-19.

 

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$1,499.00
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$899.00 Second Person Pricing

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Scheduling the Elementary School Program

Date(s): 6/22/2020 — 6/24/2020 Status: Confirmed

Learn unique processes and principles to address the specific scheduling challenges of the lower school. Discover what the ideal lower school schedule should include, identify your program and space requirements, and design a schedule with instructor assistance and critique that meets your school’s mission.

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$1,199.00
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$799.00 Second Person Pricing

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Capital Campaign Mastery: Design and Implement an Extraordinary Campaign

Date(s): 6/22/2020 — 6/25/2020 Status: Open Credits: 30 IACP

Your school, whether large or small, can run a successful capital campaign—with the correct preparation. Learn the strategies you need to fully prepare you for a successful campaign, motivate and engage your supporters, and create an inspirational and sustainable vision for the future.

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$1,499.00
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$899.00 Second Person Pricing

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The New Admission Director

Date(s): 6/22/2020 — 6/26/2020 Status: Confirmed Credits: 30 IACP

Get the big-picture view of the factors most impacting your ability to recruit and re-recruit mission-appropriate students. Through ISM’s admission funnel model, observe sound strategies, common pitfalls, and well-developed solutions to the most frequent issues arising in private school Admission Offices.

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$1,799.00
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$999.00 Second Person Pricing

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The New Marketing Communications Director

Date(s): 6/22/2020 — 6/25/2020 Status: Open Credits: 30 IACP

The efforts of the Marketing Communications Office are integral to your private-independent school, providing a unified message to your faculty and staff, students, families, and the larger community. Discover how to excel in this position through proven strategies, in-depth knowledge, and hands-on activities to create a marketing communication action plan you can immediately implement in the new school year. You'll also explore new tactics you should take in the wake of COVID-19.

 

 

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$1,499.00
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Chairing Your Department: The First Five Years

Date(s): 6/22/2020 — 6/26/2020 Status: Wait-listed

Department Chairs must act as an essential bridge between your school’s Leadership Team and your educators. Learn how to bolster your leadership capabilities, sharpen your communications skills, manage your team with confidence, and support your school’s long-term goals.

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$1,799.00
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$999.00 Second Person Pricing

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Directing the Athletic and PE Programs

Date(s): 6/22/2020 — 6/25/2020 Status: Open

Learn the learn the ins and outs of the Athletic Director role so you can effectively communicate, promote, and maintain your school’s athletic program. Explore how to create and implement physical education initiatives that encourage students to lead happy and healthy lives, while maintaining policies that protect their safety.

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$1,499.00
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$899.00 Second Person Pricing

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Mastering International Student Enrollment

Date(s): 6/22/2020 — 6/24/2020 Status: Open

The marketplace has changed for international student recruitment and enrollment. In a world of growing competition, increasing visa denials, and challenging agency relationships, it is no longer good enough to leave students and agents on their own and expect them to come knocking at your door. If you want to succeed in maintaining or growing your international program today, you will need to update your strategies to meet the current trends and circumstances, especially in a post COVID-19 world.


 

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$1,199.00
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$799.00 Second Person Pricing

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Mastering Your Role as Dean of Students

Date(s): 7/6/2020 — 7/10/2020 Status: Confirmed

Examine your work as a Dean and hone your approach to furthering your school’s mission. Work alongside fellow Deans of Students and workshop leaders to better understand your students, set measurable goals, and return to your school with an action plan in hand.

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$1,799.00
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$999.00 Second Person Pricing

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Leading the Effective Upper School

Date(s): 7/6/2020 — 7/10/2020 Status: Confirmed

Attending this workshop will give you the tools you need to work with colleagues, support faculty growth, and foster a healthy, dynamic culture in your division. You will hone your own thinking, develop new ideas and plans, and acquire a network of fellow Upper School division heads—all of which will help you thrive as a successful administrator in today’s independent school market.

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$1,799.00
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$999.00 Second Person Pricing

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Leading the Effective Middle School

Date(s): 7/6/2020 — 7/10/2020 Status: Open

Your middle school community deserves a leader who supports your school’s mission and culture, engages the faculty and staff, and enriches the student experience. Attend this workshop to learn skills, strategies, and tactics based on the latest leadership research. Leave with a custom action plan to move your middle school community forward.

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$999.00 Second Person Pricing

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Strategic Financial Planning: A Comprehensive Approach

Date(s): 7/6/2020 — 7/8/2020 Status: Confirmed Credits: 30 IACP/30 BCP

Strategic planning can help reset a school’s direction and bring about meaningful institutional growth. This workshop will help you understand the important elements to create an effective strategic plan.

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$1,199.00
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Leading the Effective Lower School

Date(s): 7/6/2020 — 7/10/2020 Status: Confirmed

Learn how to turn your lower school division into an exceptional environment that provides stable, student-centered learning for all families. Discover how to lead your school with integrity and best serve your mission and your community.

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The New Development Director

Date(s): 7/13/2020 — 7/17/2020 Status: Confirmed Credits: 30 IACP

An understanding of the components of an effective development operation—and how those components interface with your school’s strategic priorities—is critical to your success as a Development Director. The workshop will be presented as a virtual experience on the Canvas learning platform with a combination of synchronous instruction, breakout group work, and work done on the participants’ own time. Instructors will be available for one-on-one coaching as well.

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The Assistant Headship

Date(s): 7/13/2020 — 7/16/2020 Status: Open

Assistant Heads juggle multiple tasks, interact with various constituencies, and act as the school leader when the Head is unavailable. Learn management strategies that are critical to enhancing your school’s stability and ability to carry out its mission, ensuring your continued success as Assistant Head. This workshop blends live, synchronous group sessions; recorded videos and slideshows that participants watch asynchronously; and both live and asynchronous online individual and group discussions and activities.

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$1,499.00
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Build a Strong Advisory Program

Date(s): 7/13/2020 — 7/16/2020 Status: Open

Create and implement a thriving advisory program to support your middle and upper school students. Explore core concepts, design models, and recommended strategies for building an advisory program that reflects and supports the mission of your school.

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Strong Leaders, Successful Schools: Strategies to Build High-Performing Teams

Date(s): 7/13/2020 — 7/16/2020 Status: Open

A great Leadership Team communicates effectively, relates cohesively, has fun, and exceeds its goals. Through synchronous online classroom and asynchronous exciting and challenging projects, discover how to create team excellence when managing up, down, and sideways. After this course, you'll be able to reap the results of strong and healthy cultures, clear purpose, and powerful relationships.

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The Vital Role of the Executive or Administrative Assistant

Date(s): 7/13/2020 — 7/16/2020 Status: Confirmed

As private-independent school administrative professionals, you are vital to your school’s operations. Your performance and the value you bring to the table is critical. Lead from your position by partnering with ISM for professional development and peer networking.


 

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How to Register

Click on each individual workshop to register.

Our Guarantee

ISM believes in providing quality and excellence in all of our workshops and in ensuring the satisfaction of everyone who attends. Nearly 100% of our participants say they would recommend our workshops to their colleagues. If you are not satisfied with your workshop for any reason, ISM will credit the fee you paid toward another similarly priced workshop or will refund it.

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Southpointe Academy, BC, Canada

Southpointe Academy, BC, Canada

Gain Invaluable Information

"This was an excellent workshop—To the point and very well laid out in an easy-to-understand, efficient manner. The leaders were two of the best I've had. They communicated complex ideas in a very efficient way. Both were excellent!"

Mino Padda, Director of Finance and Operations

Salisbury Academy, NC

Salisbury Academy, NC

Build a Lasting Peer Network

"In all of my years in education, this ISM conference was one of the most valuable workshops I have attended. I came to this conference because I never had a mentor in my current role. This conference gave me 20 of those and so much more. I definitely have the tools and strategies I need to be a more effective leader in my school."

Elizabeth Anderson, Lower School Division Director

The Girls’ School of Austin, TX

The Girls’ School of Austin, TX

Be a Confident Leader

"There were so many valuable components to this workshop and I am leaving with a wealth of information, a deeper understanding of my role and practical tools to continue my work. The resources shared with us were excellent - tailored to what we needed and asked for. I’m sure I will be accessing the resource folder for years to come."

Cathleen Eclarinal, Head of School